John and Devin, both product designers and developers, talk about trying to build good digital products.
Learning new things
John and Devin discuss strategies for learning all the new things needed for product development, why it's essential to focus on the motivation behind tools as well as understanding the tools themselves, and how not knowing something can bring joy
Planning, producing, resting, and cats
John and Devin chat about planning for the Building Habits app, the joy of being productive, and how to set aside time for rest.
Devin and John reflect on rewriting Building Habits with React Native and consider the next steps for the project.
Episode 6: The Return of React Native
In the episode, John and Devin discuss rebuilding the Building Habits app in React Native. They also discuss using React Native Navigation and MobX.
What should the next feature be?
Devin and John discuss Building Haibit's most recent new feature, a MadLibs style new habit form, what the app's next feature should be, and how they might learn if the app works well for users.
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Should we build what people ask for?
Devin and John talk about whether they should build features because people ask for them. They also wax poetic about good design, discuss the pain points of making a native mobile app with the browser, and confirm that building a PWA in React would be masochistic.
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Excellent podcast 🎧
This podcast is super cool – tracing the journey of a product and what’s happening behind the scenes as a way to better understand the product.
The format of the show is super listenable: a conversation between two thoughtful creators centered around what they’re discovering and solving.
I wish this kind of backstory + exploration existed for all of my favorite things. It’s a cool way to explore the world of technology, get better at design, and think more critically about what matters in the things we use.